David Cameron sees victory in battle with EU over migrant arrival regulations
Apr 06, 2016 08:00 AM EDT
A new set of rules will be imposed regarding the increasing arrival of asylum seekers in UK. Prime Minister David Cameron sees this as a victory over the issue.
The European Commission will now provide two options to deal with the issue of the increasing number of immigrants that are seeking asylum within the European border. These options will change the European asylum rules.
According to BBC, the European Commission is expected to suggest more modest rules that will still preserve the current system but will add a fair provision so that a struggling country can get help but a second more radical option would be to remove the existing rules and distribute the refugee all over Europe.
The first said option would modify the current Dublin rules. The rule states that migrants must apply in the first EU country that they have entered. These particular rule, however, has been a burden for Greece and Italy at the eastern border of the Europe. The new rules would allow the migrants to be distributed all over Europe so that the countries within the border will be eased of the burden of accepting a large number of migrants as per Voice Of America.
The other option though would be to scrap the Dublin rule altogether and implement a mandatory distribution system which will be based on the country's economic status and its ability to handle the needs of the asylum seekers. The EU has already been implementing this strategy to the 160,000 Syrian refugees, though only 1,000 refugees have been resettled so far.
As reported by The Guardian, the leader of the liberal group in the European parliament, Guy Verhofstadt urged his members to agree to the new EU asylum system which is based on the fair distribution system. He said that the change in the Dublin agreement is a critical step if a collective European response is warranted during the crisis.
On the other hand, Syrian refugees that were sent from Turkey to Europe have arrived in Hanover, Germany. This is based on a controversial program that deports illegal migrants in exchange for a qualification in the EU asylum. These program aims to break the human smuggling activity that operates in Turkey.